Welcome to the fourth edition of Vox Populi, the show by atheists for atheists. Twice a month, our team answers questions on various issues relevant to the atheist life. In this episode, we discuss evangelism - both of the atheistic and religious varieties. On the one hand, religious people are quite fond of evangelizing us, and religious ideas are an integral part of the media. On the other hand, it can be tempting for us to try to evangelize religious people. ( 2 reviews )
Nov 14, 2014byMost Venerable Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero
Nissarana Vanaya Audio ArchiveMeetirigala Nissarana Vanaya, is one of Sri Lanka's most respected meditation monasteries, established under the strict forest tradition. Founded by Asoka Weeraratna (the founder of the German Dharmaduta Society and the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in Germany) in 1968, it was led under the guidance of Most Venerable Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera (author of Seven stages of Purifications and 'Seven Contemplations, published by the BPS). Asoka Weeraratna equipped the... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Mindfulness, Buddhism, Meditation, Vippassana, Samatha, Insight Meditation, Dhamma, Meethirigala,...
Today, Pastor Hall's sermon is about the differences between convenient christianity, comfortable Christianity and The Correct Christianity. We could slip and become complacent in our faith. The Bible says: "All that forsake thee shall be ashamed" (Jer 17:13) "so, turn from your evil ways, each one of you , and reform your ways and your actions." (Jer 18:11) Ref: Jeremiah 17:9-14, Jeremiah 18:11-12, 1 Corinthians 15:1 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church, Chapel Hill NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent Fundamental Baptist,...
This week, Aaron Kinney, Francois and I are joined once again by David Mills, author of the best-selling-on-amazon-book-on-atheism, "The Atheist Universe: Why God Didn't Have a Thing to Do With It." On the show we talk about foul-smelling Christian apologetics, Danish pastries, the conflict between religion and science, and the compromises religion makes in favour of science. ( 2 reviews )
Women of Wisdom; Heart Advice for a Compassionate World Venerable Robina CourtinÂChanging the Mind Venerable Thubten ChodronÂWorking with Anger Venerable Sarah ThresherÂHealing the Pain Venerable Sangye KhadroÂBalancing the Spiritual and the Material Venerable Karma Lekshe TsomoÂMindful of Our Actions To explore challenges of a meaningful existence, five western women, ordained within the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, share their depth, wisdom and clarity in a series of lectures. Each... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Robina Courtin, Ven. Sarah Thresher, Ven.... Source: Lectures and Events
Understanding the Buddhist Path A series of talks on the Buddhism Spring 2007 Join a series of western teachers giving their perspective on such topics as the mind, the spiritual teacher, meditation, suffering, impermanence, loving kindness and compassion and the wisdom of emptiness. Not to be missed. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Stages of the Path, Lamrim Source: Marin Program
The Life of Buddha Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa provides a brief history of the life of Buddha who lived 2500 years ago. Born as a prince, he turned away from his kingdom in search of truth. India, Bodhgaya, Lumbini, Four Noble Truths, Shakyamuni, Shakya Kingdom, Queen Maya ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Ven. Geshe Ngawang Dakpa, Buddhist teachings Source: Lectures and Events
Understanding the Heart Sutra Ven. Sangye Khadro The Heart Sutra is a member of the Perfection of Wisdom (Prajñāpāramitā) class of Mahāyāna Buddhist literature, and along with the Diamond Sutra, is considered to be the primary representative of the genre. It consists of just 14 shlokas or verses in Sanskrit and 260 Chinese characters in the most prevalent Chinese version, Taisho Tripitaka Vol. T08 No. 251, translated by Xuan Zang. This makes it the most highly abbreviated version of the... ( 1 reviews ) Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
Jun 21, 2014bySwami Venkatesananda (audio: Gurugillies)
Yoga Vasistha (Sanskrit: योग-वासिष्ठ) (also known as Vasistha's Yoga) is a Hindu spiritual text traditionally attributed to Valmiki. It recounts a discourse of the sage Vasistha to a young Prince Rama, during a period when the latter is in a dejected state. The contents of Vasistha's teaching to Rama is associated with Advaita Vedanta, the illusory nature of the manifest world and the principle of non-duality. The book has been dated between the 11th and 14th century AD)... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio, advaita vedanta, non-dualism, sacred, hindu, yoga, spirituality, eastern philosophy,...
This sermon looks at what the bible says about life after death and the promise of eternal life. Common questions such as: Will I recognize people and what will my body be like are addressed based on scripture. Ref: 1 Corinthians 13:12, 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, 1 Corinthians 15:35-44, John 5:25, Luke 14:14, Job 19:25-26, Job 14:14, Psalms 17:15, Isaiah 26:19, Daniel 12:2, Philippians 3:20-21, 1 John 3:2 (kjv) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church, Chapel Hill NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent Fundamental Baptist,...
This course provides the basics of meditation, how to sit properly, and how to setup a meditation session. Students will be taught different meditation techniques and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to their meditation practice. 6 classes. No classes on Jan 14 and 21st. Retreat Day to be held on Saturday, Feb 28. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Philosophy, Mahayana, Meditate, Meditation, Ven. Lobsang Chokyi
This lesson finishes our study on worship with a look at Prayer. It will answer the questions; how can we have prayer acceptable to God and what do Christians pray for? ( 1 reviews ) Topics: TFTW, Bible, Truth For The World
The New Case Against the NIV, NASB, NRSV, NAB, REB, RSV, CEV, TEV, GNB, LIVING, PHILLIPS, NEW JERUSALEM, & NEW CENTURY. The Message - The emerging 'new' Christianty---with its substitution of riches for righteous, a crown for a cross, and an imitation for a new creation---is shown to be a direct result of the wording in the new versions. Documented are the thousands of words, verses, and doctrines by which new versions will prepare the aspostate churches of these last days to accept the... ( 4 reviews ) Topics: New Age Bible Versions, Wescott, Hort, Greek Text
Austin Center for Spiritual Living presents Giving Key to Truth and Permanent Prosperity, a talk given by Richard Imprescia on Sunday, January 13, 2013. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: science of mind, religion, centers for spiritual living, religious science, podcast, audio, speech,...
The worlds non-Christians have doubts, wonders and questions. How we as Christians answer them is important. They need to see how Christ has changed our lives with daily consistency as we remain steadfast in our faith and walk with the Lord. They look to see how we react to the world and need answers with doctrinal clarity. Ref: 1 Peter 3:10-18 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church, Chapel Hill, NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent Fundamental Baptist,...
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
A heart felt Fathers Day sermon about David, a concerned father who prepared his young son, Solomon abundantly. He encouraged him and wanted his son to succeed by giving him Godly wisdom. Ref: 1 Chronicles 22:5, 22:11-13, 28:9-12. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church_Chapel Hill_NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent Fundamental Baptist,...
Sunday of Musical Celebration Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:24-30; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8. Selections from the service... Entrance Hymn: Ye Watcher and Ye Holy Ones - Hymnal 618 Opening Acclaimation Gloria Collect First Reading: Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 Second Reading: 1 John 4:7-21 Holy Gospel: John 15:1-8 Sermon through Music: Alleluia, Cognoverunt discipuli - William Byrd (W.O.M. Quartet) Hallelujah from Mount of Olives - Ludwig van... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Church, Christian, Episcopal, Aidan, Boulder, Easter, Sunday of Musical Celebration
Sermon, A parallel to the relationships between your marriage and between you & God. Communication, commitment, and confidence are key to both. Exodus 32:1-7 & 15-18,1 Corinthians 15:1-4, ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church_Chapel Hill_NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent, Fundamental, Baptist,...
Let people see the power of God in you. A motivational sermon that relates us to Paul's guidance to Christians in a crooked and perverse nation. Philippians 2:12-18 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lighthouse Baptist Church_Chapel Hill_NC, Mark Hall, Sermon, Independent, Fundamental, Baptist,...
Feb 13, 2013byDouglas Burger, Ph.D. - St Aidan's Boulder
Celtic Conversations, 2011 Lecture Series - Celtic Christian Traditions Session I Douglas Burger, Ph.D. July 15-16, 2011 A unique opportunity to explore, participate, and learn about various aspects of Celtic style Christianity! Our keynote speaker was Douglas Burger, PhD., Professor Emeritus in English at CU Boulder, and a longtime member of the church. He is currently writing a book about the cultural implications of Northumbrian saint legends from the 6th to the 9th centuries. Celtic... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Lecture, Celtic Conversations, Celtic Christian Tradition, Christianity, St. Aidan, St. Hilda,...
Why is so much importance put on the "guru-disciple" relationship in Tibetan Buddhism? The interaction between student and teacher goes way beyond formal teachings and is deeper and more effective than anything we can learn in books or on the web. Teachers are a living demonstration of the dharma. They inspire us to think: "I can do it." They make the path something alive, possible and very, very real. But of course we need to become suitable disciples before we find a... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Mahayana, Guru Devotion, Geshe Tashi Tsering
"Someone once noted that history was 'simply one thing after another.' However, for the Christian history represents an amazing story of the redemption of mankind in which our sovereign Lord is seen to be advancing His purposes towards His pre-ordained and pre-determined end. For the modern day believer, this study is crucial for understanding what God is doing in our day." ( 9 reviews ) Topic: Christian Source: dbcmedia.org
Ven. Choden Rinpoche Eight Verses on Thought Transformation Eight Verses for Training the Mind The basic text is over eight hundred years old, shortly after the teachings of Indian master, Atisha. These teachings are part of the lojong (mind training) teachings. Geshe Langri Tangpa (1054-1123), one of the direct disciples of Drom Tonpa, the chief disciple of Atisha, set down the extremely profound lojong teachings in just eight verses. By thinking of all sentient beings as even better than a... ( 3 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism Source: Lectures and Events
Recorded 1/25/12-1/29/11- the Tibetan Cultural Institute of Arkansas was very fortunate to have Geshe Dakpa Topgyal visit and give several teachings. This page includes three of them listed by topic. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Geshe Dakpa Topgyal, Tibetan Institute of Arkansas, Nagarjuna, Buddhist Ethics, Shamatha,...
Dr. Jeff Evans, May 29, 2011, Marriage, Sex, and the Resurrection", Acts 23:6-10, Matthew 22:23-33, Deuteronomy 25:5-6, Luke 20:27-40 ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Dr. Jeff Evans, May 29, 2011, Marriage, Sex, and the Resurrection", Acts 23:6-10, Matthew...
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra, Discourse, Buddha biography
Here I delve into the issue of diversity in early Christianity by using the opponents in John's epistles as a starting point (part 1 of 2). These epistles provide evidence of an early Christian schism over how to view Jesus' humanity. This is part of series 3 ("Diversity in Early Christianity: 'Heresies' and Struggles") of the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean podcast. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: early Christianity, New Testament, Bible, Gospel of John, Epistles, history
Eating Right for Better Health Tibetan Medicine Yangdron Kalzang Yangdron Kalzang, a Tibetan Medicine Doctor shows us how to apply the ancient system of Tibetan Medicine to our health and lives rright now. Using techniques to ensure a healthy diet and self healing. ( 2 reviews ) Topic: Tibetan Medicine, Diet, Healing Source: Lectures and Events
Geshe Thupten Dorjee teaches on Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanza's. THIS IS THE FIRST PART OF THE SERIES, ALL FUTURE LECTURES WILL HAVE THEIR OWN PAGE AND CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THE KEYWORDS 'GESHE THUPTEN DORJEE' or 'Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanza's'. Thank you. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Geshe Thupten Dorjee, Tibetan Buddhism, Buddhism, Nagarjuna, Nagarjuna's Seventy Stanzas, Tibetan...
The Rev. Mary Kate Schroeder, Rector. 9th Sunday after Pentecost (Ordinary Time, Proper 13) 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:24-35. Anthem: Der Mond ist aufgegangen - J.A.P. Schulz (sung in German) Meriah Meloche, Kandace Einbeck, Nicholas Lee, Charley Noecker. Postlude: Praising - Gilbert Martin Connie Branton ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Church, Sermon, Christian, Episcopal, Aidan, Boulder
Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddha, Dhamma, Dharma, Meditation, Mindfulness
2005-04-17 Sermon at Friendship Community Church entitled "The Believer's Balanced Diet" by Pastor Randy Young (2 Timothy 3:14-17) ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, Friendship Community Church, church, sermon, Christian, religion, preaching, pastor
The Bible Reading's version of Genesis (KJV) Chapters 9-50. The Bible Reading project aims to place a recording of the entire Bible into the public domain. 96kb.mp3 file is Windows Media Player compatible. Original WAV file is full CD quality sound, 44,100 Hz, 16 bit. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Spoken Word, The Bible Reading, Ancient History, Religion, Christianity, Bible Source: Shure SM7B > Edirol UA-5 > Sound Forge Audio Studio 8.0(a) > WAV
All levels. This workshop/retreat will specifically focus on the 7-Point Mind training by Geshe Chekawa. Its practical application is enormous, and it is radical in that it has the power to completely transform our lives into a tool for awakening our minds and learning to benefit others. This is the perfect workshop for people who are trying to figure out how to integrate the Buddhist teachings into crazy urban life in the 21st century. This course includes instructions in tonglen, a simple... ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Tenzin Chogkyi, Tonglen
How to Meditate Discovering Buddhism Program Ven. Losang Monlam Tse Chen Ling Center This primer provides the basics of meditation, how to sit properly, and how to setup a meditation session. Students will be taught different meditation techniques and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to their meditation practice. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling Center, Tibetan Buddhism, Meditation, Ven. Losang Monlam, Discovering... Source: Discovering Buddhism Program
If we can change the way we look at the problems we face, we can literally change our life. This is the thinking behind the classic Mind Training teachings from Tibet. Ven. Robina Courtin will cover the short, but powerful, Eight Verses of Thought Transformation text that helps us radically transform the way we view the difficulties we face by increasing our capacity to love and care for others. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Lojong, Mind Training, Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism, Tse Chen Ling, Ven. Robina Courtin